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sprained or broken ankle bruising

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Xray to see fracture: You need to undergo a thorough anl/leg examination by a health care provider to see whether an xray is indicated.

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Need an x-ray: To be sure which it is you should get an x-ray
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience in Podiatry
Bone involvement: When you sprain your ankle there is no bone involved. Usually the ligaments and sometimes in severe cases the tendons of your ankle are hurt during a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Many possible signs: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swel ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amy Degirolamo
19 years experience in Podiatry
It's possible: It's possible but more likely to occur around the heel and ankle. Make sure you get an x-ray to make sure you don't have a broke bone. Sometimes peop ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Either: You need an exam and x-ray to tell the differance.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Szatkowski
15 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: A sprained ankle may initially have negative x-rays. With continued pain and swelling without improvement, an MRI might show a non displaced fracture.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I am sorry but: There isn't enough info here to even take a guess. However, the way to determine if there is a fracture is with an x-ray (plus a medical history ; phy ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
See doctor: For examination and x-ray to get proper diagnosis and treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Depends: It depends on the location and severity of the fracture, and initial treatment.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Mueller
50 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Needs evaluation: Partially torn ligaments (spains) may heal satisfactorily with rest and immobilization. The complete tear of the ligament, however, may need surgical ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
bruise: Usually, but not always. Depends on whether bleeding has occurred.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Go to your Doctor: I am sorry to report but there is nothing in your question upon which to base an answer. But, I do know that anatomy after an injury can in no way be ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Painful? Injury?: Tender? Most often an injury preceeds a fracture. Don't know your history. If injured - will require an x-ray to determine if there is a fracture.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vadim Glukh
22 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Ankle is: "high" refers to the degree of the sprain, the severety, not the height.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Springer
50 years experience in Sports Medicine
X-ray: If you have any doubts and it is painful and swollen, get medical attention with an x-ray.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Graded 1 through 3..: Sprains & strains are graded based on the # of fibers within the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact number (of fibers), ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Waskowitz
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Possible but alnorma: If the fracture is healing you may be feeling a normal healing response with bone healing called callous. However you should follow up wi your doctor ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is normal to have pain at the site of injury. With a broken fibula ; presumed ligament tears at the ankle, surgical stabilization is common. Be s ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Both hurt: Both can be extremely painful and both don't have to. Tendons don't fracture but rather tear or rupture. The mechanism of the break or tear may play a ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
21 years experience in Podiatry
Pain: can be arthritis and compensating to other side causing pain. It is common issue with plantar fasciitis patient will favor the other side and then th ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vera Khrakovsky
32 years experience in Podiatry
Fibula break with li: Yes, the nerves are compressed because of the swelling and the foot can become numb. Get off your foot, elevate it, use crutches so that there is no w ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
Need eval: It is impossible to tell without evaluation and xray. Go see a doctor to find out. At the very least, with that much swelling, you have a severe sprai ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Go to ER: Sounds like the swelling is cutting off circulation to your hand and may also be compressing the nerves. Go to an er now for evaluation!

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